About Wikinger Hot Dogs
I don’t often eat sausages from a jar but for Superbowl Sunday, I was willing to make an exception. The Superbowl is something that I look forward to each year. It’s an excuse to stay up late and gorge myself on snacks, whilst revelling in the spectacle of gross excess. I love how ludicrous it is and how protracted the evening can become. Watching it can feel like an endurance exercise and one that requires plenty of fuel. This year, alongside the light beers, pretzels, popcorn, M&Ms and maize-based snacks, I bought some Wikinger Hot Dogs. Sausages in a jar were a far cry from the meat that I buy at the fancy butcher in Hove and through eating them, I confirmed something that I knew all along; that sausages in a roll are not the same as a sausage roll.
As with the chilli Scotch egg, I have slightly adapted the Sausage Roll Rating Scale to meet the needs of reviewing this particular snack.
At home in Hove.
Did the sausage look appetising?
Wikinger Hot Dogs came squeezed into the jar and swimming in a translucent liquid. They didn’t look the most appealing but I overcame my reticence after a few beers.
How much did you pay for it? Was it good value for money?
£2.20 for a jar of 8. We managed to eat 4 and the other four are now in the jar in the fridge. I’m unsure what to do with them.
Was it carefully packaged?
The sausages were neatly packed inside the jar and there was a nice logo. I ignored the nutritional information for fear of finding out what they were made from.
Did the sausage have a satisfying weight?
Contained within the jar, the hot dogs had great heft but once out of the water, they lacked weight.
Was it warm and ready to eat or cold on arrival?
I heated them up in a saucepan full of water and they were perfectly edible. I didn’t immediately dispose of the hot dog water and regretted that, as it made the kitchen smell pungently meaty.
Did it hold together and encase the sausage snugly?
Not the best hot dog buns. Steamed buns would have been softer and tastier.
7. Quality of meat or filling
Was it a quality mouthful?
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meat but I’d hate to khow it was produced.
Was the sausage delicious and well-seasoned?
The hot dogs had a lovely, smoky flavour and the addition of ketchup and French’s American mustard was a big boost.
Were you left satisfied or wanting more?
As a once a year treat, I felt satisfied. I managed to eat two hot dogs and went to bed feeling only mildly sick. That was in part due to the amount of sweets that I ate before turning in.
10. Bonus Points
Did anything warrant bonus points?
I was pleasantly surprised by Wikinger Hot Dogs. I wouldn’t rush to eat them again but if I see them in a shop then I’ll smile.
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